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Shop-Tested Outdoor Furniture You Can Make (Wood Book)

Projects include a porch swing, birdhouse, and outdoor planters.

Series: Wood Book

Paperback: 96 pages

Publisher: WOOD; 2 edition (August 1, 1997)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 069620746X

ISBN-13: 978-0696207464

Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 0.2 x 10.8 inches

Shipping Weight: 12.5 ounces

Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #2,797,312 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #72 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Home Improvement & Design > How-to & Home Improvements > Woodworking > Furniture & Carpentry #269 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > Garden Furnishings #465 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Home Improvement & Design > Furniture

While this book has some very beautiful gliders, rockers, and chairs, it was not designed for a beginner in woodworking. I had trouble with the terminology used and wouldn't even attempt these projects. In addition the book has an over abundance of bird houses and feeders (9 patterns). So if you are looking to build easy, strait forward lawn furniture this is not the book for you.

i find this book very illustrated in the constrction of building outdoor crafts. it is very defined in the exact measurements in every cut with precision. i would recommend this book to any person in the beginning and skilled nature of wood working.

This book has some good designs for outdoor furniture, including a swing, double rocker, two part patio chair, and an outdoor chair and table. Good, complete instructions are included and the size can be easily modified to meet your needs.The reason I didn't rate this as five stars is that the book also includes way too many bird houses and a whirligig. Personally, I feel that bird houses and whirligigs should be banned from these kind of books.The book isn't too expensive so I feel that the worthwhile designs are worth the price. If you want some good designs for a swing, rocker, and a few other items, buy this book.

I bought this book because I needed some new patio furniture. The price of 'store bought' furniture is so exhorbitant, I asked my husband to make this for me. I bought the wood and waited for over 6 months. I ended up making it myself...(and I cannot usually saw a board in half with a hand saw!!). I found the directions fairly straightforward. I made my patio chairs and they look good if I must say so myself! My next project is to make a dog house for my husband..

Yes, this book is definitely about bird houses. It does have a few other plans. It is your classic low quality plan book. It may give you an idea, but I would not be inclined to build anything out of it.

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